Zambia is home to numerous national parks with amazing animals to be seen and fun activities. If you are planning on visiting Zambia, here are 4 top national parks you should consider:
Kafue National Park
This is the oldest and largest national park in Zambia and covers part of Central, Southern, Western and North Western provinces.Animals such as Lechwe and Sitatunga (a type of antelope) can be seen. The river bank of the Kafue river attracts elephants, hippos and crocodiles. Leopards and cheetahs can be spotted around the park. Smaller animals that can be seen include mongoose, otters, honey badgers, roan and more.
South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa is located in Eastern province and offers visitors a chance to get closer to wildlife through walking safaris which were pioneered in the park by Norman Carr.The park has the largest concentration of the wild dog, 60 different animal species such as Lions, Zebras, Antelopes and Hippos, over 400 species of bird such as pelicans, herons, canine bee eaters and more.
Lower Zambezi is located in Central Province, Zambia. It is one of the richest National Parks in Zambia in terms of wildlife with animals such as the Zebra, Puku, Impala, buffalo, Kudu and Baboons which can be seen browsing on the banks from the laid back comfort of your canoe
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
Bordered between Livingstone town, farm land and the Zambezi River, lies the wildlife area of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park – Zambia’s smallest National Park.
This small reserve was established in 1972 with the idea of having representative wildlife species from Zambia. The park extends from the Batoka Gorge and continues for about 12km along the Zambezi River, above Victoria Falls. This is home to the White Rhinos.